Emerging Markets

How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

By David Amaglobeli, Era Dabla-Norris, and Vitor Gaspar عربي,  Français, 日本語 How much you need to save for retirement depends on your country’s pension system. Our new research focuses on the interaction between saving and pension systems in an aging world. We use data from 80 co ...

New Phase Begins with UK Vote

Overview: Several of the equity benchmarks are flirting with six-week highs, including MSCI Asia Pacific Index and the Emerging Markets Index.  The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is trying to extend its advancing streak for a third week, something not done since July.  The 350 level, which it is toying ...

The magic numbers for your findependence nest egg revealed

The latest RBC retirement poll came out today and the one thing I like about it is that they put the emphasis on my preferred term of Financial Independence, as opposed to plain old full-stop Retirement. After all, just because you’ve accumulated enough wealth to stop working full-time for an emp ...

Weekly links January 11: it’s not the experiment, it’s the policy; using evidence; clustering re-visited; and more...

“Experiments are not unpopular, unpopular policies are unpopular” – Mislavsky et al. on whether people object to companies running experiments. “Additionally, participants found experiments with deception (e.g., one shipping speed was promised, another was actually delivered), unequal out ...

The Global Economic Outlook: Darkening Skies

Download the January 2019 Global Economic Prospects report. Global growth sputtered in 2018 amid weakening trade and manufacturing, tighter financing conditions, and elevated policy uncertainties.  Growth decelerated in almost 80 percent of advanced economies and in nearly half of emerging market ...

New Data on Global Debt

By Samba Mbaye and Marialuz Moreno Badia January 2, 2019 Pedestrians in the snow in Tokyo, Japan: the country is one of the top three borrowers in the world (photo: Morio Taga/Newscom) Until recently, we had a partial view of global debt. Our new update to the IMF’s Global Debt Data ...

Emerging Markets: Risks and Opportunities

Emerging markets span a wide range of risks as well as opportunities. In this video conversation with David Solomon, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, PIMCO CEO Manny Roman discusses the key factors to watch in assessing investments in emerging markets. For more on PIMCO’s outlook for emergi ...

2019: The Last Year for the Millennium to be a Teenager

The year may be drawing to a close, but it is not clear that Annus Horribilis for investors will end.  The projection of the 2017 synchronized growth upturn into 2018 hit the shoals of the business cycle.   The fiscal stimulus gave the US an adrenalin rush, lifting growth to an average annu ...

2019: The Last Year for the Millennium to Be A Teenager

The year may be drawing to a close, but it is not clear that Annus Horribilis for investors will end.  The projection of the 2017 synchronized growth upturn into 2018 hit the shoals of the business cycle.   The fiscal stimulus gave the US an adrenalin rush, lifting growth to an average annu ...

Scrooge Rules

It was a difficult week for investors. Our anticipation of a Santa Claus rally at the end of November proved wide of the mark.  Instead, the MSCI World Index of developed markets is off around 9% this month with a three-week decline in tow.  Emerging markets have fared a bit better.  The MS ...